Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Announces Social VR Concepts, Cheaper Standalone VR Headset, and a Lot More at Oculus Connect

HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Touch hand controllers will start shipping in December Zuckerberg said the next step for VR is social software Carmel browser allows people to surf the web in VR Facebook is working on a new virtual reality product that is more advanced than its Samsung Gear VR, but doesn’t require connection to a personal computer, like the Oculus Rift ... Read More »

Why Facebook Suddenly Blacked Out All Ads in Thailand

Facebook is taking a very unusual step for a company that makes it money off advertisements: It will stop showing ads on its network in the entire country of Thailand in a gesture of respect for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The social network announced the decision on its blog for advertisers, saying that it is removing ads in observance ... Read More »

Facebook Signs EU’s Privacy Shield Treaty; May Spark Privacy Row

Social networking giant Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to be transferred to the US, potentially sparking yet another privacy row, the media reported. Facebook has quietly signed the Privacy Shield – a controversial treaty that allows US technology companies to transfer EU citizens’ details abroad. It will apply to certain ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger App Adds Data Saver Option to Help You Save Mobile Data

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is currently available only on Android Data Saver allows you to manually download images and videos App automatically downloads images and videos on Wi-Fi Following the lead of many other apps, Facebook’s Messenger app has now been updated to include the data saver options to help users save cellular data. Many browsers have had these options for ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Testing ‘Conversation Topics’ You Can Talk About

HIGHLIGHTS Feature suggests topics on the basis of friends’ activities Feature has been named “Conversation Topics” Messenger app on Android recently introduced data saver option Facebook Messenger has introduced a new feature called “Conversation Topics”, which is likely to be a conversation topic in itself. As the name suggests, this new feature essentially suggests topics for conversation to the app ... Read More »

How One Facebook Photo Is Helping This Ice Cream Seller (Watch)

Fidencio Sanchez has been selling ice cream and popsicles on the streets of Chicago for more than 20 years. But at 89, pushing around a 50-pound cart all day is proving to be a bit of a struggle. Sanchez had been lightening his workload as of late. But an unexpected death in the family forced him to go back to ... Read More »

10 Facebook Business Page Tips that Will Keep You From Screwing Up Your Marketing Efforts (Video)

As the largest social media site for small businesses, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) likely plays a important role in your social media marketing strategy. But how do you know you’re doing Facebook right? From building your business page to Facebook’s advertising platform, there’s a lot for a small business owner to figure out and the learning curve can be steep. Happily, there ... Read More »

Does Facebook Have a Double Standard When It Comes to Small Business Advertisers?

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) as been accused of double standards when it comes to advertising after it repeatedly refused one small business’ attempts to launch an online ad campaign because the company sold Airsoft guns. Facebook’s advertising policy clearly states that paid posts cannot promote items such as “weapons, ammunition, or explosives.” And according to a member of the social media network’s Help ... Read More »

New Facebook Events App Could Also Be Helpful for Marketing, Appointments

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) recently launched an all new app that’s solely dedicated to events. The standalone app, creatively named ‘Events from Facebook,’ is designed for events seekers — and business people in a way. The app is available in iOS for U.S. users and will soon be available on Android too. Facebook’s core app still offers its Events feature, so you ... Read More »

Don’t Be Fooled, Facebook Privacy Hoax is Again Making the Rounds

By now, you must have come across the copyright and privacy notices that have been making rounds on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). If you haven’t, then you probably have intelligent friends that are not easily fooled. The dreaded paragraph-long Facebook privacy hoax is not entirely new as some have been circulating on the social media site for years now.  The language may be slightly ... Read More »